I try to keep the pens in groups, in order of nib sizes and color, so that each time I have a journal to sample in, I don't have to reorganize them. This is easier said than done. I have four cats they deem themselves very "helpful". The original set up was just on the table. ... This would shortly end up on the floor, scattered about. It was a pain having to line them up over and over.
On a recent trip to Costco, we came across a photo storage container. At Costco, it was only $17.95 (I can't find it on their website though). Not bad. Here's the new set up!
Open for viewing.It's great because they all stay in the order I need them in for my writing samples in journals, and I can carry them all around in the tote container! Safe from "helpful" and curious cats! So far, all my non-fountain pens fit in the cases no problem.
You'll notice the first nine pens of the first box correspond with the first nine of this writing sample...And so on and so forth.You may be thinking, "these can't be all of your pens, Ziza." No. No it is not. I keep all my doubles and back ups in a separate pencil case (with an inventory list...) and as I go through a pen from the working stock, I replace it from the back up.
A two-page sample of the Inventory List.Sakura pens (only a few of the Glazes in there), or fountain pens! Or the working stock. It looks pretty small now that I think about it...
These pens starred in the most recent Pen Porn.
See? Easy to pick up and tote around! Now obviously if I were to put this on its side, all the pens in each individual container would fall out of its intended place but at least they will be in some sort of group still. It's easier to line up ten pens at a time than digging through a pile of... 50? I don't even know how many I sample with!
I hope you enjoyed being part of my pen organization!